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Thursday 28 September 2017

Protect yourself against Meningitis


Meningitis Now
Meningitis Now

All 17 to 18-year-olds and first year university students (aged 19-25) in the UK are eligible for the free vaccine which protects against meningococcal A, C, W and Y bacteria. 16 –25 year olds fall within the second highest at risk group and first year students in particular are vulnerable to the disease. We advise getting the vaccination as soon as possible to protect yourself against.

It’s also important to be aware of the signs and symptoms – meningitis and septicemia can strike quickly and can kill in hours. Check out the Meningitis ‘Fastest Hour’ video for more information.

If you have not had the ACWY vaccine call today to book to receive the vaccine. 

Clifton Campus Medical Practice call: 0115 848 6481
City Campus Medical Practice call: 0115 848 3100
Southwell Medical Centre (for Brackenhurst students) call: 01636 813 561

You will need to be registered with the practice to receive the free vaccine. This is a relatively new vaccine. If you are not sure if you have had the vaccine please check as it could make all the difference.

www.meningitisnow.org

 


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